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Welcome to Oakley Medical Practice
Due to the current progression of the Coronavirus pandemic we are not booking any routine face-to-face appointments for the foreseeable future. From Tuesday 5th January, the front door will be closed but GP's will continue to deal with as much as possible by telephone or video consultation. Face-to-face appointments will be by invitation only. If invited to attend, where possible, please attend alone, wear a mask and arrive no more than 5 mins before your appointment time as we have limited capacity in the waiting room. Please continue to contact the surgery for urgent medical matters ONLY by telephone or eConsult via our website.
Please remember to use NHS 111 or your local pharmacy for minor ailments.
Please do not attend the surgery if you have symptoms of coronavirus. If you have symptoms of coronavirus and an appointment booked at the surgery, please phone to cancel and contact 119 to book a COVID test.
Screening and immunisation appointments will continue as normal. We anticipate re-introducing other services in time, when told to do so following Government guidelines.
If you wish to register with the Practice, please register through our online services via our website, or telephone the surgery on 0113 2720900 for details.
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive.
When will a vaccine be available?
The first, limited, deliveries of the vaccine started week beginning 7 December and the NHS is offering them to those who need them most based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations.
Who will get a vaccine?
The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 first, people over 80 years old and prioritised frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so please avoid contacting your local hospital or GP practice.
Where and when can I get a vaccine?
To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
We will be contacting more and more people over the coming days and weeks, as well as protecting those of our staff who are at greatest risk. Please don’t contact your NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you
Further information and how you can help us
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN 2020/2021
The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, those with existing long term health conditions or weakened immune systems, young children and women who are pregnant. This year the programme will be extended to reach out to more people, if vaccine supply allows.
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- Adults aged 65 or over
- People with certain long term conditions including diabetes, COPD, asthma and heart disease from 6 months of age
- People living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31st August 2020
- Children in Primary School, to be given at School
- Children in Year 7 (Secondary School), to be given at School
- Frontline heath or social care workers
Flu vaccines for patients aged 50 - 64
We are now offering flu vaccinations to all patients aged 50 - 64 years of age. Please book on-line or ring 0113 2720900 to book an appointment or to let us know if you wish to decline.
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With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
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(Site updated 05/01/2021)